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Only Six Funeral Homes in Illinois are Honored

Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. - Coal City - TWO ARE HERE - Baskerville Funeral Home - Wilmington
Honored annually since 2007 by The National Funeral Director's Association as a Pursuit of Excellence Eagle Award recipient

Testimonials


Matt and his staff were extremely professional while being compassionate and kind to our family during our time of sorrow. Their support throughout the week allowed our family to grieve knowing everything would be taken care of.

Kasher Family
April 16, 2017

All of my fathers military services and honors were handled in an extremely personal and professional manner!

D and J
January 9, 2017

Matt and his staff are Fantastic!

John K.
December 15, 2016

Matt, your professional skills, your kind heart, and what you do for your communities - is a true blessing. May your business continue to blossom for many years! Thank you for all you have done!

Gayle K.
December 14, 2016

Alex sat down and answered every question. He was very polite and had very good customer service! Sheila was also very polite on the phone. They were all really caring people. They did an excellent job and were very professional!

Ron W.
December 5, 2016

This is the first time we used this funeral home, and the service level was excellent! Alex was great. Our family highly recommends this funeral home!!!!!

E. K.
December 3, 2016

Matt carefully guided my family through every step, from picking my Dad up at home through the burying process and even post grieving... The whole staff went above and beyond throughout the whole process, and the cost of services were less than expected. Thank you from my whole family!

Richard C.
December 1, 2016

Alex and all of the staff were very compassionate. Losing my Mom was so hard, but at least the funeral and services were not stressful, and as I term it - it was one stop shopping! They were just the best!

Julie S.
November 29, 2016

Matt Baskerville and Violet were extremely compassionate and caring. They went above and beyond to be ever so kind and helpful during such a difficult time. Truly amazing people, service, memorial, etc... We are so grateful we chose this funeral home for a last memory to honor our loved one. We received so many comments from family and friends that it was the most beautiful wake and service they have ever attended.

Roberta S.
November 22, 2016

Matt Baskerville was extremely helpful to us. He coordinated all aspects, and most importantly followed up on all aspects with precise attention to detail. For my dad we used a big funeral home in Joliet, that can't begin to compare to what we received from Baskerville's.

B.W.
November 18, 2016

Matt and Violette were very sympathetic and understanding, not only at the time of our loss, but continue to be thoughtful after the services were done. They went above and beyond for us.
I thought it was especially nice of them to send us a memory tree in the remembrance of our daughter. We have planted it in our yard and it is a beautiful memory every time I see it!

C.C.
October 27, 2016

Everything was done before our family could even ask! My husband looked just perfect. The casket was beautiful and we couldn't possibly have asked for more! We have known Matt and his family for many years, and it's good to have people, that you can count on - it's so very rare in these times!

C.K.
October 22, 2016

All were helpful, kind and professional. Violette Baskerville, Matt Baskerville, Jim Benuska, Alex Nolan and Sheila Allen! From pre-planning to post-burial, they held the space as a sacred act, as a pastoral blessing. Treated my mother's body and grieving family and friends with utmost respect. Especially appreciated due to the complexities of travel. My mom died in California and was buried in our family plot in Wilmington, Illinois as she wished. Family came from California and Georgia. They treated us all with utmost sensitivity, respect and kindness. Their service is a calling, a true type of pastoral ministry, not just a job. We also greatly appreciated their vigilance in accommodating my mobility disability.

Anne S.
October 20, 2016

The whole staff went above and beyond what we expected. Everything was taken care of with the director's statement: "If you can think of anything you want, if it is in anyway possible, we will do it."
They were very kind and thoughtful - even coming up with ideas on what we could do. Their attention to detail was wonderful and their tenderness toward family was appreciated.

Pr. RLC
October 15, 2016

Alex was especially helpful to us. He came to the house the night my mom died. He was so kind and patient. He explained what would be done. Matt is such a professional who answers every question with clarity and patience. They are all creative, kind, caring and showed personal interest in our family. We appreciate how they continue to contact us in caring ways!

L.V.
October 15, 2016

Everyone was so helpful. Their services are always exemplary! Matt Baskerville and his staff are compassionate, caring and attend to every detail!

L.V.
October 5, 2016

Over the years, I've come to know Matt and his team on a personal level. The day my brother passed away, Matt personally came to the hospice home to pick him up. He spent time with my family and me, making sure to console us and treat my brother with dignity and respect. We were all treated like family. Matt and his team are Top Notch! Best funeral home experience ever!!!

L.S.
September 29, 2016

Matt was out of town - Alex is just awesome.
Everything was exceptional! Easy as dealing with family.

D.B.
July 17, 2016

Matt Baskerville was exceptional, as well as entire staff! Shanoah, who attended to my mother after she died, did a phenominal job. Family members cried because she looked so beautiful after being so sick. John even went out of his way to hand deliver items to our home after hours. The entire staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND!

Gina S.
April 6, 2016

Matt in every way made this difficult time not stressful, and his kindness is overwhelming. Sheila Allen is also so helpful in every way. I cannot thank you all enough! Top Notch!

C.H.K.
April 2, 2016

We found this funeral home through Google, and were so happy with everything they did for our family. Shanoah and Matt are absolutely wonderful individuals. They were very comforting and professional, without being stuffy! One word to describe this funeral home and their service is LOVE!!

Merri D.
March 28, 2016

Matt is extremely kind and compassionate. His sense of calm is a great comfort. My family had previously used this funeral home for my father and brother. The entire staff is extremely professional and most competent.

Shirley H.
March 28, 2016

Sheila Allen, John Fonck and Matt Baskerville are so professional and polite. All of our needs were addressed before we had to ask or even think about it. Great funeral home!

Alice S.
March 25, 2016

Grateful for everything Alex, Matt and Violet did for our family. The consistent answer we received throughout the whole process was "No problem, whatever you would like..." They are so understanding and caring.

Brian
March 15, 2016

Matt has always been so wonderful to us, and we truly appreciate it! Everything is always just perfect!!! The attention to detail is impeccable. Thank you to Matt and your wonderful team!

E.A.H.
March 6, 2016

Just EXCEPTIONAL OVERALL!!!

Mary F.
March 1, 2016

Everyone was so great and helpful. They respected me and my son. I could not have asked for anything better, than what they did for me and my family. They are the most respectful and understanding people I have ever met. I just cannot explain how wonderful everyone at Reeves is! God bless you all for everything that you do!

Linda L.
February 28, 2016

Matt Baskerville has become a friend over the last two years as he has served my family. He is always there for me, not only on a professional level, but as a cherished friend. Alex and John were also so very helpful getting everything to us. The entire staff is very kind, professional and pay attention to every detail that may arise.

Judy and Paul
February 22, 2016

Both Matt and Sheila were always on top of everything. They were there to answer our questions, before we even asked! So very professional, kind, thoughtful and generous! Excellent service A++++
The funeral home was also such a soothing atmosphere. Warm and comforting. Overall great staff!

LuAnn
February 18, 2016

Matt made us all feel very comfortable! Overall great service.

Adela G.
January 27, 2016

Matt assisted me the day I made the choices and arrangements. He was very supportive, helpful, friendly and professional in all he did. Violette assisted me in the pre-payment and answered all of my questions, both that day and in subsequent phone calls. Alex came to the nursing home to transport my mom, when she passed. He was very kind and patient. Everything done by these individuals; before, during and after the funeral services - was done professionally and in the most caring manner. The attention to detail, courtesy of staff, value of services received and overall experience was excellent.

Kathy D.
January 3, 2016

I cannot express how wonderful the entire staff was to my family! Our loved one was treated like royalty. The staff at Baskerville are so compassionate and comforting. I HIGHLY recommend them. We can not Thank you enough!

Karen Romero
December 9, 2015

Matt, the funeral director is a fantastic person. The staff and service was far beyond all of my expectations. They are even helping me with the cemetery marker. I told my children this is where I want to be when my time comes.

Janet
December 3, 2015

Absolutely the best service!

M.S.H.
October 12, 2015

Alex went above and beyond what we expected. We were very, very impressed and he touched our hearts. We could not have asked for anything more of any of the funeral home staff. They were great!

Tammy R.
October 1, 2015

All of the staff understood our feelings and need of having everything taken care of. They were all personable, professional and knowledgeable of all procedures. The expenses were as I had expected. A great value for the services received. This will always be our family funeral home, and I recommend them to anyone in need!

Herbert
September 25, 2015

Matt and Violette were especially helpful. The are the sweetest, kindest and most helpful professionals. They did everything for me. They could not have been nicer. My experience was better than I ever dreamed possible. During such a difficult time they did absolutely everything for me and my family. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful these people are. They were such a blessing to us in our time of need.

Jill C.
September 15, 2015

Our precious baby boy was born with his wings. We were completely devastated and it was by far the hardest thing we have ever been through. We contacted Baskerville Funeral home to make cremation arrangements. Matt was so incredibly helpful and took care of absolutely everything. He did so much for us and all out of the kindness of his heart. We are so incredibly touched. There are no words to describe how thankful we are. Our hearts are full and we are overwhelmed with emotions of gratitude. Baskerville went absolutely above and beyond for us. The only thing we had to worry about was choosing an urn. Baskerville literally took care of everything else. When going through such a traumatic experience it is so difficult to make arrangements like these. Baskerville was truly a god send for us and we cannot have imagined getting through this without them. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for giving us the gift of having our precious baby at home with us. We could never express how much everything Baskerville has done means to us. Thank you.

Heather Mann
September 11, 2015

Matt and his staff are Excellent in every way!

Paul Edwin
September 5, 2015

The whole staff was incredible. I was very impressed. They all went above and beyond. Thank you for making my experience stress free.

Lauren D.
July 20, 2015

Our experience was truly amazing. Everyone who attended the service (over 100) said they had never been to a more beautiful celebration of life... Everything was perfect. Violette Baskerville, who was also the funeral celebrant, was especially helpful. Her suggestions, caring and planning of the celebration of life was excellent. Including the bagpipes. There was nothing that could have been done to improve the funeral homes service to our family. The value of services received was excellent. I would highly recommend this funeral home to others!

Y.L.
July 16, 2015

Violette was very patient in explaining the pre-planning options at my aunts home before she passed. We never felt rushed by any of the staff. They were all professional and personable. Alex met with me after my aunt passed away to go over the plans already in place - he was extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Just top notch people working here. The attention to detail was excellent.

S.W.
July 15, 2015

Matt Baskerville and the entire staff was excellent. There was nothing that could have been done to improve the funeral homes service. It was above and beyond.They thought of everything that our family didn't. I can't say enough about the kindness of the entire Baskerville Team. Baskerville leads the way and other funeral homes should learn from the Baskerville example of excellence.

Patricia C.
June 9, 2015

Matt Baskerville made a sorrowful time for us more comfortable for everyone. The burden he and his staff lifted from the family was remarkable. Not one thing could have been done to improve the services received. It was perfect. Matt and his staff are completely professional, yet provide the utmost compassion and care. Truly a gift to work with.

L.C.
May 13, 2015

Everyone, especially Alex was overwhelmingly helpful to us. From taking our mother from her home to the burial - the whole process was flawless. They treated all of us as their own family.

J.F.
May 1, 2015

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